Just when you think you’ve heard all a genre has to offer, Google-savvy Glaswegians CHVRCHES prove that there’s life remaining in synthpop, a movement that’s seemed turgid and devoid of inspiration for at least half a decade.
Not only do CHVRCHES revive the sound, they push it forward, with wave upon wave of shimmering synths, more hooks than an angling shop and a songwriting acumen that belies the group’s relative infancy.
Hype is often a media construct without substance, but ‘The Bones Of What You Believe’ is an exceptionally strong debut where every track is a potential single. Come pray at the altar of CHVRCHES.
Words: Joe Rivers
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